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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by uggboy, Dec 28, 2014.
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Hundreds of Irish tourists stranded in French Alps
From the news reports, this is a serious snowstorm situation, and it isn't only the Irish who are affected!
Well, if there's a place I'd like to be stranded, this might be it.
In the airport or in the car?
Sure, I'll take being stranded in a ski resort in the Alps any day of the week! But, being stranded in a car or the airport wouldn't bring much joy!
How about option 3, a ski resort.
Long as at does not involved a ski lift?
William Q, you're just full of great scenarios...
Anyone else stranded, or just the Irish?
Stranded skiers relieved to be home
Almost 150 skiers who were stranded in a French airport for up to 30 hours due to unprecedented weather conditions were "exhausted, but relieved" to arrive at Dublin Airport last night.
The 147 passengers were due to fly out of Chambery Airport on Saturday but heavy snow, which blighted much of the region at the weekend, kept them grounded. Many of the passengers complained they were not given enough information by Crystal Ski, which organised the trip, and that they were only given snacks - such as muffins and crisps - to eat.
Orla O'Riordan (22) from Blessington, Co Wicklow, who was with her sister Siuin (20), said: "We arrived at the airport on Saturday at 1pm and we left 30 hours later. We ended up sleeping in the airport, because there was emergency accommodation in some sort of auditorium.
10 years after a tsunami washed away how many people in an instant, this is really a first world problem. Uncomfortable, tiring, and I'm glad it wasn't me, but it isn't as if their ferry caught on fire, either.
This news has a particular Irish perspective, of course, there might be other nationalities which had been caught up there. Can't please all, I guess.
Sure in the big scheme of things there's always worse or better, but it's news, and it's travel related. Glad they made it eventually back to Dublin, even after a 36 hour wait incl. sleeping in an airport unprepared.
I'm not disputing that it is news. After all, "news" is the plural of "new." Soon enough, this story will be "olds" and their tragic plight will not even be a blip on the annals of world travel.
....of course, you're right, but this happens as good with nearly all news these days. Having said this, it's important to keep track of events, small or big, doesn't matter, people are involved and I guess, at least these people won't forget too soon. Cheers.
And don't you forget it!